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  1. Big Ten Tuesday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Let's check that mail. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter. Mike from Denver writes: Adam - I understand your comments on a night game between Michigan and MSU. But to categorize this game with an SEC battle is inaccurate. As my LSU buddy puts it...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  2. Michigan extends Greg Mattison's contract

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan's feel-good offseason marched on with some good if not surprising news Friday: defensive coordinator Greg Mattison isn't going anywhere any time soon. Mattison and the school have agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2016...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  3. Big Ten's Super Bowl XLVII connections

    Adam Rittenberg

    As colleague Brett McMurphy tweeted earlier today, the SEC leads all conferences with 23 players on the two Super Bowl rosters (based on 2012 conference membership). But the Big Ten isn't too far behind. The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Raven...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  4. Huskers' Will Compton masters mental edge

    Adam Rittenberg

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska linebacker Will Compton reaches into his jeans pocket and pulls out his iPhone. The lock screen displays the following: "Thank God, go to work, do extra, don't give yourself an excuse and become the absolute best." Compto...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  5. Michigan's Al Borges receives sizable raise

    Adam Rittenberg

    Part of Michigan's coaching transition from Rich Rodriguez to Brady Hoke meant a stronger financial commitment for assistant coaches. Michigan lured defensive coordinator Greg Mattison from the Baltimore Ravens and made him the Big Ten's highest-p...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  6. Bill O'Brien could upgrade Lions' QB play

    Adam Rittenberg

    If Penn State fans are disappointed with the list of candidates for the school's head-coaching vacancy, they should check out another list: the school's recent quarterbacks. This exercise isn't meant to further depress Nittany Lions supporters. It...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  7. Michigan defenders change losing legacy

    Adam Rittenberg

    It didn't take long for Brady Hoke and Greg Mattison to realize that repairing Michigan's defense would take more than schematic adjustments and refurbished fundamentals. The problems went deeper than that. They struck at the core of each player w...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  8. Michigan defenders responding to Mattison

    Adam Rittenberg

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- It didn't take long for Greg Mattison to get the attention of his new players at Michigan. "Within the first five minutes," Wolverines defensive end Ryan Van Bergen said, "all the guys on the defense bought into him, were going...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  9. Michigan hopes Hoke has the ties that bind

    Adam Rittenberg

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Brady Hoke has spent his head-coaching career dressed like he's going to a funeral. Hoke's first stop as a head coach took him back to Ball State, his alma mater. Ball State's official school colors are cardinal and white. Hoke...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  10. Blogger's perspective: Ryan Kerrigan

    James Walker

    The AFC North blog continues its series this week on potential draft prospects for the division. Friday we check back with Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg to get his perspective on Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan, who is getting a lot of intere...

    Blog | April 15, 2011
  11. Blogger's perspective: Cameron Heyward

    James Walker

    The AFC North blog continues its series with ESPN.com's college writers to take an in-depth look at potential prospects for the division. On Wednesday we check in with Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg to get a scouting report on Ohio State defensiv...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  12. Michigan D-linemen fit with scheme, staff

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ryan Van Bergen came to Ann Arbor to be a 5-technique defensive end for coach Lloyd Carr and coordinator Ron English. Four years later, Van Bergen is finally fulfilling his original mission at Michigan. Coaching change forces players to adjust ...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  13. Big Ten assistants' salaries on the rise

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten hasn't quite reached the SEC/ACC level when it comes to paying assistant coaches, but several schools are willing to shell out the big bucks for top aides. How much will it cost to fix Michigan's porous defense? The Wolverines hope the...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  14. Mattison's experience to be tested at U-M

    Adam Rittenberg

    My apologies for not posting last night -- was out and about -- but Michigan coach Brady Hoke announced the hiring of seven assistant coaches, including both coordinators. We already knew Hoke was bringing offensive coordinator Al Borges with him ...

    Blog | January 19, 2011
  15. Wildcats' Demos gives bowl miss the boot

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Stefan Demos has experienced more highs than lows at Northwestern, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors for his kicking exploits in 2009. But throughout his college career, Demos has learned more from failure than success. "...

    Blog | August 12, 2010
  16. Edmonds was the first African-American to earn a monogram at Notr...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wayne Edmonds had heard that Notre Dame wasn't a place for an African-American to play. Yet, what he found was that performance trumped prejudice.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2008